Congratulations to Michael Chabinyc for Election as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 6, 2019
Michael Chabinyc

Michael Chabinyc, Project Leader in the ICB’s Bio-Enabled Materials focus area and UCSB Materials Department Chair, has been elected as fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Chabinyc was selected for demonstrating "a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”

“The NAI is an important organization because it recognizes the significance of translating academic research into real-world applications,” Chabinyc said. “I am honored to join my UC Santa Barbara colleagues in the NAI.”

Professor Chabinyc, studies materials for flexible electronics. In particular his research group focuses on characterization of the electrical and structural properties of organic and inorganic thin films. He is an inventor on 47 patents in the areas of flexible electronics, bioanalytical devices and electronic materials.

Earlier this year, Chabinyc was elected to the status of fellow by the Materials Research Society for “contributions to the fundamental science of the structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductors and the translation of these relationships to functional devices.” He is also a fellow of the American Physical Society, for “contributions to the understanding of relationships between structure and electronic properties of conjugated polymers, and the translation of these relationships to functional devices such as transistors and solar cells.”

Fellows will be formally inducted during the 2020 NAI Fellows Ceremony on April 10, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.